Blind golfers out to master the course at Dan Nicholas

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 9, 2011

The state putt putt tournament for the blind and visually impaired at Dan Nicholas Park was co-sponsored by Rowan County Parks and Recreation Department’s Therapeutic Recreation Division, Dan Nicholas Park and Salisbury Parks and Recreation.
The tournament drew 68 competitors from around the state Saturday and they overcame a chilly overcast day to show off their skills.
Each participant shot two rounds or 36 holes of golf. Some of the best scores ever were turned in by the participants.
Winners were:
“A” Division (Legally Blind)
1st place: Scott Searcy, Catawba County, 75
2nd place: Jimmy Harper, Burke County, 83
3rd place: Larry Diggs, Guilford County, 86
Most holes-in-one: Scott Searcy, Catawba County, 7 (it was his first time competing).
“B” Division (Totally Blind)
1st place: Dean Scronce, Catawba County, 94
2nd place: Donald Ball, Wake County, 103
3rd place: Jesse Smith, Avery County, 105
Most holes-in-one: Dean Scronce, Catawba County, 6 (it was his first time competing)